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Report: LeBron James, Darvin Ham, Rob Pelinka had joint meeting to discuss upcoming season

Reports from last week noted that LeBron James met with the Lakers on the first day the two sides could officially negotiate a contract extension (because surely they wouldn’t have done that sooner). On Monday, new details about the meeting emerged and, surprisingly, a contract extension appears to have been a topic on the backburner from both sides.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported at length the details of the meeting that included LeBron James and his agent Rich Paul, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and new head coach Darvin Ham.

And while contract dialogue was broached, the majority of the hour-long meeting was about expressing concerns, and hearing out strategies and opinions to assure there wouldn’t be a repeat of last season’s epic failure, league sources told Yahoo Sports.